RightThisMinute, a daily television broadcast that dissects viral videos, wants to create "the largest newsroom on Earth" -- starting with you and the videos you create or discover.
"If you've got a good video, we may want to have you on air," RightThisMinute creator David Miller tells Mashable.
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To make this happen, the hour-long TV series has launched My Channel, where people can start a video page, upload their creations or embed existing viral videos. Producers will air any gems and give credit to the discoverers.
Some users may be asked to conduct a Skype interview for inclusion during broadcasts.
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My Channel users can thumbs-up or thumbs-down other people's videos to help sway the popular and trending video pages. The videos are accessible on RightThisMinute.com and the program's iPad and iPhone app.
Show producer and former TMZ executive Lisa Hudson says My Channel, which has signed up hundreds of users in beta, has already spawned a user-submitted video that was used on air.
Watch the clip below to see how RightThisMinute includes the user in the segment:
RightThisMinute airs 10 segments a day and in its second season has become the number one daytime show between morning news and primetime in San Francisco. It's also available in Seattle, Phoenix, Cleveland, Orlando, Charlotte, Baltimore, Kansas City, Cincinnati, West Palm Beach, Birmingham, Richmond, Detroit, Denver, Indianapolis, San Diego, Tulsa, Bakersfield and Jackson through Cox, Scripps and Raycom stations.
This story originally published on Mashable here.
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